Wakes are going back to basics

Wakes boss Darren Munton was deeply disappointed by his side's defeat at home to Eynesbury
Wakes boss Darren Munton was deeply disappointed by his side's defeat at home to Eynesbury

Bourne Town 0

Eynesbury Rovers 3

WAKES boss Darren Munton says he has “never felt as low” as after Saturday’s spirit-sapping defeat at the Abbey Lawn.

Bourne caved in against mid-table Eynesbury Rovers with an injury to skipper Dan Smith and a red card for Craig Rook.

But Munton refused to use these setbacks as excuses. He said: “We were awful. I can only apologise to the fans who turned up.

“The sending off does not take away from the performance of the rest of the team. The players have to take responsibility.

“We made too many individual errors and we got punished.

“The way we defended was terrible.

“You would not have seen some of that in a youth game.”

Rook was shown a second yellow for dissent.

“He’s a young lad and will learn from it,” said Munton, promising a tough midweek training session.

He added: “Keith Gray will be back on Saturday and that should help but I will still shuffle the pack.”

The injury to Smith came just before the opening goal on Saturday and, although he was treated, his speedy return to the pitch led to indecision in the Wakes defence.

The ball broke to Eynesbury striker, Neil Morris 18 yards out, who calmly slotted the ball past Dan Jarman.

Bourne created their own problems and a misdirected throw-in from the halfway line finished with the ball bobbling up and catching Johnnie Currall’s arm for a penalty.

Bourne did take the initiative for a period after a half-time reshuffle but the game was effectively over on 72 minutes when a pinpont cross gave Shaun Fox a free header five yards out, and Jarman no chance.

The Wakes have now gone five matches without a win and it’s got to be back to basics for Bourne if results are going to improve.

Bourne visit bottom side Buckingham Town tomorrow.

Kick- off is at 3pm.

Bourne: Dan Jarman, Ben Jones (Rob Dunn), Dan Smith (Jimmy McDonnell), Jason Gough, Arran Jesson, Tom Cardall, Johnnie Currall, Craig Rook, Stuart Lambie, Matt Cawthorn (Ashley Firth), Matt Davis.